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BTI Studios Appoints Michel Barreau as VP of Dubbing



Leading Localization Company Increases Dubbing Expertise

BTI Studios is one of the leading localization players globally; providing dubbing, subtitling and access services in over 80 languages. Clients are Video-on-Demand (“VoD”) platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and iflix; major film studios such as NBC Universal, Warner, Disney and Fox; and broadcasters such as Discovery, Turner and Viacom.

On 8th January Michel Barreau was welcomed on board, appointed to the newly created role of Vice President of Dubbing. He will be based in the LA office and will oversee US dubbing operations out of the new custom-built studios on West Olive Avenue. Barreau will also play a key part in strengthening BTI’s global dubbing strategy, including standardizing workflows across BTI Studios’ many local operations, and consulting on acquisitions of studios in key territories in the coming years.

Barreau has extensive experience in global dubbing operations in the entertainment industry, having held senior positions at Technicolor, Deluxe and SDI Media. Prior to this he spent many years as an International Dubbing Consultant, working on major releases such as Anastasia, Ice Age, Star Wars and many others.

Björn Lifvergren, CEO at BTI Studios, commented, “We are thrilled to have Michel on board. His renowned expertise in global dubbing operations will allow BTI to enhance our dubbing offering for our clients, both in the US and globally.”

Michel Barreau commented, “It’s great to be joining BTI Studios at their time of expansion in LA, and on a global basis. I’m looking forward to the challenges of working within the fastest-growing localization company on their expanding dubbing service line at a time where industry demand for localization has never been higher!”

About BTI Studios

BTI Studios is among the world’s largest and most renowned localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995 as Broadcast Text, BTI Studios today operates 21 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. BTI Studios’ clients are broadcasters, such as BBC Worldwide, Discovery Networks and Turner; major film studios such as NBC Universal, Warner, Disney and Fox; and VoD Platforms, such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.